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Relating to, or suffering from, amblyopia.
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Relating to, or suffering from, amblyopia.
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(am?ble-o'pe-a) [ ambly- + -opia]
Unilateral or bilateral decrease of best corrected vision in an otherwise healthy eye, commonly due to asymmetric refractive error or strabismus. amblyopic (-o'pik), adjective

crossed amblyopia

Amblyopia of one eye with hemianesthesia of the opposite side of the face. Synonym: amblyopia cruciata

amblyopia cruciata

Crossed amblyopia.

deprivation amblyopia

Amblyopia resulting from nonuse of the eye. It is usually secondary to an organic problem such as cataract or ptosis.

amblyopia ex anopsia

Amblyopia resulting from disuse. It usually occurs in one eye and is associated with convergent squint or very poor visual acuity.

refractive amblyopia

Unequal vision resulting from large refractive errors between the two eyes.

strabismic amblyopia

Amblyopia secondary to malalignment of the eyes. In this condition the brain suppresses the visual image from the deviating eye to prevent double vision. About 50% of childhood amblyopia is strabismic.

toxic amblyopia

Amblyopia due to the effects of alcohol, tobacco, lead, drugs, or other toxic substances.

uremic amblyopia

Amblyopia during a uremic attack.
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The aim of this study was to evaluate differences in contrast sensitivity between the amblyopic and normal eyes of patients with microtropia and anisometropia that were adequately rehabilitated with occlusion therapy.
Patient ####Age###Gender###Amblyopic Eye###Visual Acuity in amblyopic eye###Refractive Error in amblyopic eye###Final Visual
A compliance of amblyopic patients with occlusion therapy: a pilot study.
Amblyopic eyes Nonamblyopia RE type ** n % n % Hyperopia (n =1 3) * 4/13 30.7% 9/13 69.3% Myopia (n = 33) * 3/33 9% 30/33 91% Anisometropia (n = 29) * 7/29 24.1% 22/29 75.8% Astigmatism (n = 12) * 2/12 16.7% 10/12 83.3% * P > 0.05 not significant; ** n: number.
Conclusion: The amblyopic process may have no significant effect on the RNFL, macula, or optic disc.
The patient's father was also amblyopic and treated with patching.
In clinical practice, amblyopia is usually treated with patching therapy, to force the patients' brain to learn to see through the amblyopic eye [6].
A total of 15 articles including data from a total of 213 amblyopic eyes were considered: LASIK in 95 eyes and surface ablation in 118 eyes.
We did not also include patients with the paretic eye fixating and the other amblyopic, since in this condition, it is quite probable that a current or previous anisometropia has promoted fixation of the paretic eye, and the aim of the present study was to investigate strabismic and not anisometropic amblyopia.
(21) reported a 41.2% surgical success rate for amblyopic patients with esotropia.
The exclusion criterion were pre-op dry eye, pre op Ectasia and deep seated amblyopic eyes without any visual acuity (VA) improvement pre operatively, ocular diseases and Anterior segment disease, Herpetic keratitis, Atopic conditions, Auto Immune and System Connective tissue diseases.
In addition, the deprived eye becomes amblyopic; its visual acuity (spatial resolution) and contrast sensitivity are severely impaired [77, 79-81].